Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-19 safety protocols are being enforced.


Jonnycake Center of Westerly: Food pantry and social services are open, Monday, noon to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Social services are also offered via phone and email. To sign up for the pantry or social services, email scote@jonnycake.org or call 401-377-8069, ext. 1. As of Sunday, Nov. 1, the Jonnycake Center Thrift Shop will be open on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mondays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations of clothing, shoes or small household items may be made Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at center's rear loading dock. Donations of larger household items, either for drop off or pick up, are by appointment only; email ThriftDonations@jonnycake.org. Food donations for the pantry must be scheduled by emailing FoodDonations@jonnycake.org. Visit jonnycake.org for more info.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center provides a food pantry, diaper bank, hygiene items and pet food for residents of Mystic, Stonington, North Stonington and Westerly, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Unexpected Treasures Thrift Store is also open during those hours and accepting donations of clothing, linens and small household items. Heating, utilities, housing and SNAP benefit assistance also available. Free, door-to-door transportation available to persons age 55+ who reside in the above-named towns. Call 860-599–3285, ext. 101, stop by the center at 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck or visit pawcatuckneighborhoodcenter.org for more information.

RICan Food Pantry: Distributing food Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.; and Friday 2-3 p.m. Staff will distribute food to clients’ cars. For more info, call 401-364-9412 or visit rhodeislandcan.org.

Stonington Human Services: Open by appointment only. Staff available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., by calling 860-535-5015.

WARM Center: Providing bagged lunches and dinner. Social Service Department operating by email and phone. Call 401-596-9276 ext. 102 and leave a message and someone will return the call. If in need of shelter, call 401-277-4316.


For updated coronavirus information, call the Rhode Island Department of Health info line at 401-222-8022, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., email RIDOH.COVID19Questions@health.ri.gov, or visit health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019.

Westerly Hospital: Call the coronavirus hotline at 866-275-9644 or visit westerlyhospital.org. For vaccination information, visit covid.ri.gov.

Wood River Health Services: Offices are open regular hours. Call 401-539-2461 before coming into office for any appointment. For more info, visit woodriverhealthservices.org


Ashaway Free Library: Open regular hours; call 401-377-2770 to schedule time for computer usage. The bookdrop is open and fines are being waived. Curbside pickup still available. For more info, visit ashawaylibrary.org

Bill Memorial Library: Library is open. Contact free pick-up still available. For more information, call 860-445-0392 or email staff.billmemorial@gmail.com

Clark Memorial Library: Open on a limited basis. Curbside pickup is available. For more info, call 401-364-6100, or visit clarklib.org.

Cross’ Mills Public Library: Open regular hours. Virtual programs are being offered. For more info, call 401-364-6211 or email staff@crossmills.org.

Groton Library: Library is open. Curbside pickup service is available. Delivery available to Groton residents. For more info, visit grotonpl.org or call 860-441-6750.

Langworthy Library: Open regular hours. Curbside pickup is available. For more info, call 401-539-2851, email langworthylibrary@gmail.com or visit langworthylibrary.org.

Mystic & Noank Library: Library is open. Contact-free pick-up available. For more info, call 860-536-7721, email info@mysticnoanklibrary.org or visit mysticnoanklibrary.org for more information.

Stonington Free Library: Library is open. Curbside pickup available. The book drop is open. Visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org for more info.

Westerly Library: Open regular hours. Takeout service is still available. Call 401-596-2877, ext. 930, for circulation.  Visit westerlylibrary.org for more info.

Wheeler Library: Library is open. Curbside service and home delivery are available. Call or text 860-535-0383, or email wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com with requests for books. For more info, visit wheelerlibrary.org.


Aldi: Open 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior citizens and expectant mothers.

Big Y Mystic: Open 7 a.m.-8 a.m. daily for customers 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems.

McQuade’s Marketplace: The hour from 7-8 a.m. is reserved for seniors age 60 and older. The Galley in Mystic is closed. 

Richmond Farms Fresh Market: Open daily 7:30-8 a.m. for senior citizens over age 65 and one helper to shop.

Sandy’s Fine Food Emporium: Open 7:30-8:30 a.m. for customers age 60 and older.

Shorecrest Store: Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 401-596-2121 to place an order.

Stop & Shop: Stores in Westerly, Pawcatuck and Richmond open daily from 6-7:30 a.m. for those 60 and over and customers with weakened immune systems.

Walmart: Store is open on Tuesday, from 6-7 a.m. for ages 60 and older.


Bank of America: Westerly and Groton branch lobbies are open. Mystic branch lobby is closed; ATM is available. For more information, visit bankofamerica.com or call 401-348-2888.

Charter Oak Credit Union: All branch lobbies are now open with restrictions. Visit charteroak.org for more information. 

Dime Bank: All branch lobbies are open except in Norwich. For more info, visit dime-bank.com/health.

Washington Trust: Branch lobbies are open. Visit washtrust or call 800-475-2265 for more information.

Westerly Community Credit Union: Westerly's Granite Street, Richmond and Wakefield branches lobbies are now open with restrictions. The Westerly Dunn's Corner's branch lobby is open by appointment only. For more info, visit westerlyccu.com/Coronavirus_Update or call 401-596-7000.


Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly: Gallery is open. Visit westerlyarts.com for more information.

Babcock-Smith House Museum: Tours by appointment only. Reservations required by calling 401-596-5704. Visit babcocksmithhouse.org for more info.

Chorus of Westerly: Virtual events being scheduled. Visit chorusofwesterly.org.

First Baptist Church of Charlestown Thrift Shop, 5073 Old Post Road, is open every Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Granite Theatre: Virtual events being scheduled. Visit granitetheatre.com.

Hopkinton Rec Department: Playgrounds are open at Crandall House and Langworthy Field. Offering clubs for kids on Saturday mornings, May 8-29. Visit hopkintonri.org/recreation or call 401-377-7795 for more information.

Kettle Pond Visitor Center: Activities are canceled. Trails open for hiking.

La Grua Center: Open Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Open for viewing of exhibits on display. Virtual programs being offered. Visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300 for more information.

Mystic Woman’s Club Thrift Shop: The shop, at 165 South Broad St., Pawcatuck, is open Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 3 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds support local community programs and scholarships. For more information, visit mysticwomansclub.org, ebay.com/str/themysticwomansclub, email mwc@mysticwomansclub.org or call 860-599-3080.

Ocean Community YMCA: All branches are open by appointment only, including The Washington Trust Ice Rink at 61 Main St., Westerly. Visit oceancommunityymca.org for more info.

Stonington Community Center: Open by appointment only. Reservations are required. Childcare has reopened with limited spaces. For more information, call 860-535-2576.

Westerly Armory: Open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., for tours of the Armory's museum and the building itself. Tours are free of charge.

Westerly Recreation Department: Playgrounds are open. Social distancing and masks required. Recreation spring and summer programs are being offered. For more info, visit westerlyri.myrec.com/info.

Westerly Town Hall: Service by appointment only. Visit westerlyri.gov/721/Town-Hall-Online-and-Mail-Services or call 401-348-2507 for more information. 

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